[FUN] MobArena v0.96.8 - Become a mob-fighting gladiator! [1.7.x, 1.8.x]

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    MobArena - Become a mob-fighting gladiator!
    [​IMG] Latest build: v0.96.7 (1.7.x)
    [​IMG] Wiki
    [​IMG] IRC Channel
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    BukkitDev Project Page - Find MobArena on dev.bukkit.org here: LINK.


    Old description (open)
    If you enjoy fighting monsters for glorious prizes or just the sheer thrill of battle, you and your friends can now join forces against hordes of Minecraft evils in the exciting gladiator-style survival mini-game MobArena!

    Heavily inspired by Deminetix' Fight-plugin, MobArena is a PvE-take on arena-gameplay, with a similar class-based system. Instead of fighting other players, you team up with them to beat oncoming waves of monsters, earning rewards in the process. MobArena can be played alone, or with as many friends as you like!

    • Fight oncoming waves of monsters
    • Play alone or team up with friends
    • Earn glorious prizes
    • Customizable classes, rewards and waves
    • Easy to set up
    • Extremely easy to use
    • Very few user commands
    • Supports Permissions and all major economies
    • Supports Spout
    • Supports Heroes
    Note: When you post a bug report, please provide a stacktrace/error from the server log/console window. Post this stacktrace in either a pastebin, a pastie, or a CODE-block! The same applies for config-files, permissions-files, etc! Please don't put them directly in your posts, as they become gigantic and annoying to read. If you don't follow this guideline, I might ignore your post!

    Wiki - Instructions, commands, FAQ, etc.
    I have set up a Wiki for MobArena. It contains a bunch of information and guides on how to set up and customize arenas, an overview of all the commands, how to set up Permissions, as well as frequently asked questions.

    New: MobArena now has its own IRC channel (#mobarena @ EsperNet). Click here for a web-based IRC client. Feel free to stop by to get help setting everything up if you really don't understand the Wiki and the instructional video, or to have a chat about MobArena (or anything else, for that matter) :)

    Relevant links:
    Getting started with MobArena, by Flamers
    Flamers made this really easy-to-follow, simple video of how to get started with MobArena. It covers installing the plugin, defining an arena region and setting up basic leaderboards, as well as a few pointers for arena design.
    Old instructional video (open)
    Instructional video for setting up MobArena:

    Note: This video was made for v0.67, but all the in-game instructions still work the same for the latest versions. The config-file has changed, so make sure to read the Wiki on how to set it up.
    More Videos (open)
    Review of MobArena by plugin reviewer jamescosten (v0.84):

    Note: My nickname "garbagemule" is pronounced "garbage mule", as in "trash donkey" ;)

    Hilarious showcase of MobArena by Daniel James and Daniel Cherry (v0.92.3):

    Delios showing off his beautiful arena setup:

    slowmonkey1227 in his interesting "island" arena: YouTube
    French video by avalondrey (v0.87.3): YouTube
    German video by blutherz and his friends (v0.91.2): YouTube

    To avoid wasting not only your own time, but mine as well, I expect everyone to do some extensive troubleshooting before posting bug reports. What does this mean?

    Try MobArena on a fresh server.
    MobArena works perfectly fine when I release it. Sure, there are a few bugs, but it works. If it doesn't work for you, something is most likely wrong on your end. Set up a local test-server, and verify that MobArena works before claiming that it doesn't. When you have verified that MobArena does indeed work, you can start adding other plugins and settings until something conflicts.

    Disable other plugins.
    The first thing you need to do is disable all other plugins. If you can't reproduce the bug with other plugins disabled, you know that you have a conflicting plugin. Now perform a binary search on the other plugins, or if you don't know how to do that, just add a couple of plugins back to the plugins-folder, try to reproduce the bug, and if you can't, the conflicting plugin must be in the remaining set of plugins.

    Write down reproduction steps.
    Figure out the exact steps to reproduce/trigger the bug. I need precise steps, and as much information as possible, because there are often many things that could be going on. An example of reproduction steps could be:
    1. Type /ma join
    2. Punch the Archer class sign
    3. Wait for someone else to join
    4. Punch the iron block
    5. Type /ma leave before the other player picks a class

    Check the console window/server.log
    Make sure you check the server.log file for any MobArena errors or exceptions. If you find any, copy the ENTIRE exception (including all the lines that say "at com.garbagemule.MobArena...") and paste it (with the other information) in a CODE-tag here in the thread.

    I develop MobArena for the fun of it and the positive feedback is all it takes to make me happy, but a few people have asked for a link, so if you're one of them, here's a link: Donate - You can donate as much as you want, even down to a few cents! If I get enough donations, I will spend the money on an extra Minecraft account to aid me in developing/testing/debugging MobArena :)


    • Updated for CB 1337.
    • The repair-delay node is now unused! The reason for this is that it is now possible (with the release of 1317) to cancel block damage in explosions, and still retain the animation and sound! This also means that arenas should be fully pistons-compatible (for arenas that don't use soft-restore or force-restore)! I'm hoping to see some screenshots and videos of shifting arenas! :)
    • You can now right-click signs in the lobby! I finally found a super easy solution to the improperly updating inventory issue with right-clicking class signs. The result is that players can now left- or right-click as they please. This should solve all issues related to players not being able to choose classes, due to spawn region and WorldGuard/Factions/whatever conflicts.
    • It is no longer possible to warp out of the lobby.
    • New per-arena setting: final-wave - Allows for setting a final wave, meaning on that wave, the arena will end, regardless of how many players are alive.
    Version (open)

    • v0.94.3.11 - Updated Register, built against CB 1240.
    • v0.94.3.8 - Added basic leaderboards.
    • v0.94.3.6 - Fixed MagicSpells support - MobArena no longer supports MagicSpells pre-v1.1!
    • v0.94.3.5 - Fixed a bunch of bugs introduced with CB 1185, as well as a couple of minor MobArena bugs.
    • Updated for CraftBukkit #1185
    • Updated economy support (now supports iConomy 6).
    • Added the three new mob types, Enderman/Endermen, CaveSpider/CaveSpiders, Silverfish. They can be used just like the other mob types in the waves.
    • Endermen cannot pick up arena blocks (this is why).
    • Endermen cannot place blocks in arena regions.
    • The per-class permission syntax has been fixed and changed slightly. The Wiki has been updated (clicky).
    • Fixed MagicSpells issues.
    Version 0.94.2 (open)

    • Redstone circuits now work properly in arenas.
    • Lightning now properly strikes on spawnpoints on special waves.
    • Fixed an issue where players somehow warping/cheating out of the arena world get kicked from the server when discovered.
    • Added MagicSpells support. Use the magicspells.yml file to ban certain spells from the arena either for the whole session, or only during boss waves.
    • Fixed the Heroes death conflict. MobArena and Heroes should now play nice together. Further Heroes support is planned for upcoming releases.
    • [COLOR=#1000000]MobArena will no longer support the discontinued Permissions 2.x and 3.x permission systems.[/COLOR] Recommended permissions systems include PermissionsBukkit (defacto standard) or PermissionsEX.
    Version 0.94.1 (open)

    • Added two new boss abilities: 'shuffle-positions' and 'flood'. Try them out!
    • Players disconnecting/crashing during an arena session no longer get corrupted data files due to economy rewards.
    • Weapon durability is now correctly set to "unlimited".
    • Item sub-types (cocoa beans, bonemeal, colored wool, etc.) now work again.
    • Players can no longer join the arena without first picking a class.
    • MobArena now works with spawn-monsters=false again.
    Version 0.94 (open)

    • Completely revamped the waves system! Undeniably the biggest feature in MobArena since multiple arenas in v0.92, the new customizable waves are guaranteed to bring much more awesomeness to your MobArenas. The waves system brings two new wave types, swarm waves and boss waves. The latter is a very elaborate feature, and the whole waves system has been given its own page on the Wiki. Note: MobArena will ignore all old wave settings, but use sane defaults.
    • Revamped the logging system. Instead of logging: true, you can now use logging: yml/xml. The logging system will now keep track of the last session only, but also maintain a collection of 'totals' for each arena. The idea behind these easy-to-parse files is making the stats available on server web pages.
    • Added SuperPerms/PermissionsBukkit support. Note that specifying mobarena.arenas.* and mobarena.classes.* probably won't work, but these nodes are given to everyone by default.
    • Added Spout support. Currently, the only Spouty thing MobArena does is print (some) announcements as notifications/achievements. This should limit the amount of "chat spam" that MobArena produces. Other Spout-features are planned, but don't expect something crazy. Note that MobArena does NOT require Spout!
    • Monsters will no longer target pet wolves. This is a major nerf to pet classes, but they were very overpowered as it was.
    • Fixed item amounts greater than 64 sometimes bugging out. You should now be able to put arrow:1024 for your Archer classes :)
    • Fixed players losing their stored items and/or earned rewards upon disconnecting from the arena.
    • Fixed blocks not restoring when burned by fire.
    • Fixed an issue with entry fees. They should no longer cause any problems.
    • Fixed slimes. That's right! Slimes that spawn as a result of bigger slimes splitting upon death are now considered arena monsters. This also means that Slimes no longer drop slime balls; as intended.
    • Revamped the repairing algorithm. It is now MUCH more sophisticated, and is capable of repairing not only signs and containers, but also torches, doors and beds. Redstone -should- repair properly as well, but it is still slightly buggy.
    • Added support for restorable containers. Registered chests, dispensers, and furnaces will have their contents stored upon arena start, and restored at arena end. This is useful for providing the arena players with chests with e.g. upgrades or food.
    • Added new commands (for the feature above) - /ma addcontainer <name>, /ma delcontainer <name>, /ma containers. These commands work much like the the spawnpoint commands. To add a container, simply look at the container and type /ma addcontainer <name>.
    Changelog (continued)
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    @huddyyeo @RugRats - Please edit your posts and add MobArena and CraftBukkit version numbers (and don't say "latest" because that doesn't mean anything).

    @theholeymonkey - Read the FAQ and the Troubleshooting section on the BukkitDev project page.
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    I need help!
    Ok so when everyone dies, the arena still holds all its monsters! then when you re-join, it continues u from the wave you ended on, it also starts counting from round one, so after ten Games, it will be like:
    Wave 25
    Wave 18
    Wave 10
    Wave 5
    Wave 3
    Wave 1
    How can i fix this?
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    having an issue in denying permissions.
    I'm using "mob bounty" plug in and for each class i've specified the - -mobbounty.collect permission node, however the node is not denied during arena play.

    could this be a communication issue due to 1.0 (1537) server and plugins not being at the save revision?
    please advise. players are mad the arena is disabled.

    mob-arena (1337)
    mob-bounty (1337)
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    @corman357 - Start by following the Troubleshooting section. Figure out if it's a plugin conflict.

    @gonufer46 - The permissions issue you mention is quite evasive. I've never been able to reproduce it, and permissions seem to work just fine for me using PermissionsBukkit. Things could have changed, though, so I'm not denying they don't work anymore. I'll need more info, version numbers of both MobArena, MobBounty, and your permissions plugin. Could you try with some other permissions (denying and granting) with MobBounty and other plugins? The more information you can give me, the less work I have to do, and the more inclined I'll be to actually look into it :p
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    I don't know what version of Bukkit & MobArena RugRats is running, but I can confirm the issues with not having your hunger bar filled occurs with CB #1337 & the associated MA version. I'm also unclear on what the proper behavior for XP orbs in the arena is.
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    • All mobs drop exp, please don't remove that, It's a very good way to get exp.
    • When you try to join an arena, without clearing your inventory first (config option) and you have stuff with enchantments it removes the enchantments.
    • Going into mobarena with low food, mobarena, doesn't fill it up, but when you leave the arena it does..
    • Exp orbs are not cleared after next wave and or ever. There always there unless you pick them up.
    • Endermen can spawn in the arena, and if killed drop ender pearls.
    • Placing blocks in the arena/end of round/end of game (death) doesn't remove blocks placed during the game. e.g-Oddjobs netherrack blocks don't disappear after the game is over/cake isn't removed from the arena if it has been "eaten".
    • Wolfs that spawn in the arena have the neutral facial expression but attack you? Should probably change that to angry wolve.
    • Sometimes and only "sometimes" when a zombie dies it'll catch fire. (only happens for zombies)
    • Sometimes when eating food in the arena, the food bar isn't updated to your real food level.
    • When you die in the arena you don't lose you're exp. (thats a good thing to have happen if you are grinding exp, even though that is probably a bug, corresponding to bullet 1).
    • Having blocks such as "slow sand" or "soul sand" in the arena causes all mobs to die and for the rounds instantly be won. (happens at random times) or exposed lava, it has to be one of those, because I had a nether themed arena, set up correctly and it bugged out like this, and I'm pretty sure I tracked it down to those materials.
    • None of the new mobs spawn in any waves.
    • When the round is over/end of game arrows are not cleared from the arena.
    • When you join the arena it if you have over or under half food mobarena will put it half full.
    CB: 1578
    MobArena: Dev Build - V0.94.4.4
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    thank you for your quick response. I posted version numbers but here they are again, no problem
    mob bounty 1337
    mob arena 1337
    bukkit: 1538 (i think)
    permissions-ex 1337

    I will try to see if i have another plug that would make sense to disable permissions,
    do you have a recommended later version of mob arena, that i can try as well?

    can you have a section the config to "deny all permissions" ture/false except what is listed under player class?

    if you have other tips or would like to see the config please let me know. I want my players to be happy.

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    @garbagemule This is the only plugin installed currently. Is it the config do u think? or something else? the only thing changed in the config was some classes and wave intervals, everything looked normal in there so what do u think it is?
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    @--GJ-- - Thanks for the additional info! The experience orbs aren't meant to drop by default, but since RugRats would like for it to stay in, I think I'll add a setting for it at some point.

    @RugRats - Thanks for the additional bug reports. Go ahead and keep updating that post until I make another dev update post. I'll be reading through all the posts since my last update post, so no need to make additional posts. I love to have them in a single post - makes everything easier. Thanks again!

    @gonufer46 - By "version numbers" I mean the plugin version numbers, not the CraftBukkit version they were built against. Are you running MobArena v0.94.3.24, v0.94.3.8, v0.94.4.4, or something else? Check the config-file, it will tell you at the very top :) As for recommendations, if you're still on a MC 1.8.1 build of CraftBukkit (e.g. 1337), stick with v0.94.3.24. If you're on a MC 1.0 build (e.g. 1550), which it seems like you are, get the latest dev build.

    @corman357 - Please post your config-file in a pastebin, and try restarting your server. Since I haven't been able to reproduce the bug, I need very precise steps and information - how many players, which classes, after how many rounds does the bug start, etc.?

    @gonufer46 - I just pushed a quick attempt at fixing the permissions issue. Try the latest dev build (should be v0.94.4.5, again, check the config-file after downloading the dev build and starting the server), and please let me know ASAP if the problem persists :)

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2016
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    k it was now i'm at

    i pulled out the old config and reloaded plug ins to verify version. and now a new config is generated with out my arena or data. can i copy in data from old config or is there a better way to do this?
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    @gonufer46 - First of all, try downloading v0.94.4.5 (I just updated the dev build 20 minutes ago). Second, you can use the same config-file you had before. The version number will update automatically with every new version you install, so don't worry about pulling the config-file out :) Keep the backup, though, just in case. But yeah, just replace the newly generated one with your old config, then boot up the server.

    Edit: If github is down, use this link.
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    you've been a great help and by the way, GREAT PLUG-IN

    i just downloaded the new jar file, put my old config back in, reloaded plugins.

    at the top of the config in the comment (#) it still says .94.3.24

    is there a command i can use to verify version number?

    want to make sure the below structure is right...

            items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork:2
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            - -mobbounty.collect
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    @gonufer46 - Did you download the jar file I linked to, or the one from the top of the thread? You should be able to type "/version MobArena" in-game to get the version number from Bukkit.
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    did that and it showed .94.4.5

    still same result.
    is my code for denying permissions correct above?
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    @gonufer46 - Your config setup looks correct. I honestly don't know why it doesn't work, but I will look into it when I get the time. Thanks for testing.
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    keep me updated please. may be an issue with an old mob bounty. going to see if there is a dev build available there.
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    Just so you know this does not work with the new RB for Bukkit.
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    @Elfsovereign - Just so you know, it works perfectly fine for me :)
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    the new RB did some uh... interesting things to this LOL

    My friend is still being hit by boss lightning no matter where he goes
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    Which one - the one compiled against the dev builds? I'm assuming you'll have an actual RB for 1.0.1 out soon?
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    @Micill That is nothing to do with Agnates wave editor, your formatting isn't correct :)
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    hi i updated to CB 1602, and i also got mob arena v0.94.4.5, however, exploding sheep still do not explode for me. they still spawn, but never explode.
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    is there any possibility to show the leaderbords on my homepage?
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    Hey longtime user of this plugin, just here to say that the bugs mentioned about monsters dropping experience and experience not being wiped by dying in the arena are definitely features that I appreciate being able to work with. I hope this can be one of the first features implemented into the next big build. Also just wanted to say great job! The arena I built is the life of the server I play on and i'm currently building a new one to take advantage of the new redstone and piston functionality. If it turns out well i'll link a vid of it. Thanks again for all your hard work!

    Also wanted to shout out at Rugrats your bugslist was very thorough. I have encountered some of these bugs myself but your explanations were very clear and have helped prepare me to answer questions about the bug to my server users. Thank you.
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    Recommend Build OUT :)
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    Is this dead ?

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